Hi Café-goers! Have you been watching the Olympics? What great stories of inspiration! Did you stop by the Café last week and gain some inspiration for your startup? Share your Café experiences with us here. We love hearing from you.
This week’s series of events features:
- CommonAngels Office Hours
- Communications Clinic with Anita Harris
- Overcoming the Acceleration Trap
- Startup BLVD Info Table
Thursday, August 9, 2012 Venture Café in Session
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. CommonAngels Office Hours
Have questions for angel investors? Looking for advice for you startup? Meet with CommonAngels team members Joe Caruso, Ben Chigier and George Mabry to get the answers. CommonAngels members are current and former entrepreneurs and senior executives of technology companies who have a passion for working with great entrepreneurs and building new companies.
3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Communications Clinic with Anita Harris
Are your marketing materials up to snuff? Join us for a talk with Anita Harris, President, Harris Communications Group. The Harris Communications Group is an award-winning PR & marketing communications firm with specialties in health care, life science, technology, energy and education.
Anita will give a brief intro to marketing at 3:00 p.m. and then sign up for a private meeting to discuss your own press release, marketing piece or home page. (Please bring a printout).
5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Overcoming the Acceleration Trap
Professor Menges of the University of Cambridge will stop by on Thursday to present his research on how successful organizations fail because they take on more than they can handle. He describes different patterns of overloading and presents solutions adopted by companies that managed to escape or avoid the acceleration trap. Read the Harvard Business Review article here.
6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Startup BLVD Info Table
This week chat with Startup BLVD. Startup BLVD is helping the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development to improve the quality of business service delivery to neighborhood businesses. They will be selecting and partnering with one or several innovative organizations to improve delivery of business technical assistance to businesses in Boston.
The chosen partner(s) will be offered recognition as a innovative business assistance solution, promotion through media and marketing channels for the partnership and your business assistance solution, access to business assistance providers and businesses to develop and deploy your solution in Boston, and potential for funding to implement and scale your proven business assistance solution. Learn more here.
We hope you stop by, grab a drink and connect!
See you in the Café,